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Officials Say Staten Island Water Tunnel Project is Almost Ready

by Associated Press
New York Harbor.

Loren Javier, Flickr

A Staten Island water tunnel project that had been delayed almost 18 months by damage caused by Superstorm Sandy will be completed in the fall.

   Officials said Thursday that construction to the Staten Island Siphon, which resumed in April, is more than halfway done.

   The tunnel will connect Staten Island and Brooklyn under the New York Harbor, and allow the removal of two existing water mains that are nearly a century old.

Protesters: Fire NYPD Commissioner Bratton

by Associated Press
NYPD William Bratton.

Wikimedia

A group of demonstrators is calling for the resignation of New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton.

   The group, known as "New Yorkers Against Bratton," held a small protest Monday outside City Hall.

   Protesters said Bratton needs to be fired after the death of a Staten Island man in police custody.

   The NYPD did not immediately respond to a comment request.

   Eric Garner died Thursday after he was arrested for selling loose cigarettes.

Staten Island Boardwalk Reopens 9 Months After Sandy

by Associated Press

flickr, Scott Beale

Staten Islanders are celebrating a milestone in the borough's recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

Nine months after the storm hit, the entire 1.7-mile length of Staten Island's Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk was reopened for the first time Friday.

New York City Parks Commissioner Veronica White praised the 25 Parks Department carpenters who pitched in and got the job done.

White says "everybody was out there working together."

NYC Cash Toll Payers May Face Big Hikes

by Chiara Wegener
The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
Adam Fagen, Flickr

The plan, which the MTA Board is expected to approve, would increase fees for drivers paying cash by up to 18%.

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